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Google Update by Google Inc (Signed)


npgoogleupdate3.dll has 11 known versions, the most recent one is The average file size is about 532.62 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Google Inc by the certification authority Thawte.

What is npgoogleupdate3.dll?

Google products use a process called Google Update to periodically check for updates. This process sends information, such as version number, language, operating system, and other installation or update-related details, back to Google servers. Google Update (npgoogleupdate3) runs as a web browser add-in to assist in keeping Google software updated.

About npgoogleupdate3.dll (from Google Inc)

To make sure that you're protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in


File name:npgoogleupdate3.dll
Publisher:Google Inc.
Product name:Google Update
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\google\update\\npgoogleupdate3.dll
Issued to:Google Inc
Authority (CA):Thawte


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of npgoogleupdate3.dll, select a unique version for details.)
Mozilla plugins
  • Google Update
Google Chrome plugins
Stored per user in the directory 'Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences'
  • Name: 'npGoogleUpdate3.dll'

VersionsAll file variations of npgoogleupdate3.dll

MD5SHA-1File size
101700e93eb905992b518256cb441829 6f22718f5b0ae74d335433d134b1f142d55be274 578.88 KB
02c317a415a91112edef07aac78af6d5 4662771cad569fd8cb9d1f35f35c5e4bc53f4c0d 579.38 KB
3d928b3fe97c403a33f803b3d1a260c9 825996f4d399b56eb3fa69ae170b55077ce7328c 571.88 KB
e0ff893763ba82baabb869a351f0c455 c2ca91b536fe040d23caf73b8b8d19ef24111d16 559.38 KB
d9207167ce078ac59e53612b26b90c8b 60d92c51ca73957166058d651ebf937f19a25d9e 560.45 KB
8343dbaef8cf37a44dbecb9ccbfeaa33 db22b69fd5d62bc08d8e7ae553aeb70ea5976791 559.45 KB
586fdc4e02623ee228ec35b9604ae5f2 0acd6caa28c4e747dee621f5f80136a7a23ff219 559.45 KB
8f628060daecf76c537bd89a53228d3b 59b51c5e6647b20fc502f17aec7e21f653225e79 553.45 KB
8f628060daecf76c537bd89a53228d3b 59b51c5e6647b20fc502f17aec7e21f653225e79 553.45 KB
1e6b52abdf4082374de9d43cbd2f7e08 9bb449067fff82e203fb33ace333481a13b6847f 549.41 KB
8c2044169be2224c8a7cb8e81e7581af bef4887856b84c3028682476b33197c449a16134 233.65 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 6.00%
Windows 8 5.25%
Windows 8 Pro 5.00%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 3.50%
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center 2.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.75%
Windows 8 Enterprise 1.75%
Windows 7 Starter 1.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 0.75%
Windows 8 Single Language 0.50%
Windows Seven Black Edition 0.50%
Windows Vista Business 0.50%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.50%
Windows 8 Release Preview 0.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro Preview with Media Center 0.25%
Windows 7 Home Premium N 0.25%
22 other Windows OS version

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 40.45% of Google Update.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 20.34%
Toshiba 19.48%
Dell 14.90%
Acer 12.03%
ASUS 8.60%
Sony 6.30%
Lenovo 4.58%
Intel 3.44%
Samsung 2.01%
NEC 1.15%
American Megatrends 1.15%
Alienware 0.86%
MSI 0.57%
Medion 0.57%
Compaq 0.57%
Sahara 0.29%
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